Radio Warriors–Oahu Radio Amateurs contact the universe.

Big Island ARRL News, 28 December 2016, 06:45 hrs, UTC, Post #80.

Source:  Midweek Magazine, 28 December 2016, page 16.

http://midweek.com/pdf/MidWeek/2016/1228/html5forpc.html?page=6&bbv=1&pcode=

Story by Paige Takeya.

Photos by Anthony Consillio.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Thanks to Oahu ARRL PIO, Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL) for this outstanding article in the “Midweek Magazine.”

This is the type of story that most people will readily understand.  Radio amateurs are presented as ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things with communications.

The story presents a brief history of Amateur Radio with ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joe Speroni (AH0A) and then transitions into a discussion of how radio amateurs (“hams”) serve their community and their technical interests.  In this well-written article, we learn how Oahu’s Emergency Amateur Radio Club fulfills its public service role and how its members pursue the cutting edge of communications technology.  There’s even a quote from Oahu PIO Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL) to wrap up the story.

As the “Midweek” article says, “Oahu is home to a devoted gang of amateur radio operators who work to contact people via the airwaves in all kinds of situations, even in space.”

Reporter Paige Takeya has written a down-to-earth, people-oriented article that illuminates what Amateur Radio is all about–communication and public service.


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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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